Hair Jigging Bass: Hair Jigs have recently made a huge comeback, and they work for a variety of fish. On today’s show, Legendary Al Lindner and his son Troy deploy hair jigs to catch bass in the shallows.
Hair Jigging Basics
Hair jigging is a technique used to catch bass in shallow or deep water. It involves using a jig with a hair or marabou tail to imitate a baitfish. The three hair jig styles Al and Troy use most often are the VMC Bucktail Jig, the VMC Dominator Marabou Jig, and the VMC Moon Tail Jig. Each one has its own time and place, and they can be used to catch both smallmouth and largemouth bass.
The Rod and Reel
Al and Troy use St. Croix Victory Series rods and Daiwa Kage LT 2500 XH spinning reels. The Victory Series is an excellent affordable design for largemouth and smallmouth bass, while the Kage is a great open-face spinning reel. Troy also recommends using a six-pound fluorocarbon leader and a ten-pound braid main line.
Al and Troy recommend wearing a good pair of sunglasses when hair jigging. It will help you see the rocks and other cover that the fish are hiding. Wavy Label sunglasses are an excellent and affordable choice for all anglers.